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The Big Buddha

The Big Buddha is 15 metres tall and was constructed in 1972 by the locals to give tourists a place to pay respect to The Lord Buddha. The Big Buddha Temple is Samui's most popular attraction, located on northern shore of the island.

Namuang Waterfall

10 kilometres south from Nathon at Ban Thurian lie the 2 waterfalls. Na Muang 1 is 18 metres high and is accessible by vehicle while Na Muang 2 is 80 metres high and is accessible by a 30 minute walk.

Hin Ta - Hin Yai

Strange uniquely shaped rocks in south Lamai.

It is said that an old couple whose ship was wrecked in the bay and their bodies were washed ashore to create the rocks.

Sawadee Shrine

Situated at the IT Complex, Lamai, the Brahma of Sawadee is considered a central image for great respect and admiration and faith.

The number of tourists increases every day since people have faith in their greatness extending out kindness and mercifulness and thus creating happiness and peacefulness to those who come to pay respect.

Hin Lad Waterfall

2 kilometres south of Nathon Town, Hin Lad Waterfall is accessible by a 3 to 4 km walk through a rain forest covering with palms and creepers. It has several levels with a pool for a fresh water swim.

Magic Buddha Garden

Hidden in the hills, the magic Buddha garden is home to several statues, temples and waterfalls which were built by a man 20 years ago.

Ancient House

Constructed around 150 years ago using all teakwood without any nails at Ban Thale, this Samui's oldest house was made of teak planks and includes many beautiful woodcarvings.

Butterfly Garden

At the foot of the hill south of Samui lies Na Tian Butterfly Garden. Not only the many species of butterflies are on show, but also other fascinating features in the garden as well as the bee house, a Thai style house where visitors can observe bees' activities; and the insect museum where there rare insects from Thailand and other countries on display.

Snake Farm

The snake farm is worth seeing for those who visit Samui. Shows featuring snakes indigenous to the island including Centipedes, Scorpions and Cock Fighting shows. It is great for the whole family. To get there just follow the signs throughout the island. Shows are available at 11.00 am and 2.00 pm daily.

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